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    LE Career Starts Today

    My friend works as a Correctional Officer for a prison in Galveston TX. He talked ot his commander and they are sendin gme an application, and greatly narrowing my waiting period for getting hired. Hopfully if all goes well I pass the test and interview and I can start working at the county jail there, then after a year or so I can go to their state academy and work at the local Prison!!
    "There are more things on this planet with fangs, claws, poisons, and scales, than there are things that are warm, fuzzy, and full of love. It's just a simple fact." - James Keating

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin
    then after a year or so I can go to their state academy and work at the local Prison!!
    Just make sure you end up working on the right side of the bars!

    Congarts!
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    Sounds an encouraging start.

    Armoredman can probably give some useful comments for you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy
    Just make sure you end up working on the right side of the bars!

    Congarts!
    lol will do
    "There are more things on this planet with fangs, claws, poisons, and scales, than there are things that are warm, fuzzy, and full of love. It's just a simple fact." - James Keating

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    Congrats hope all goes well .. have to say you would never get me to work in there

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    We'll put you in the academy right now. http://www.adcprisoninfo.az.gov/index.html
    I do understand Texas DOC is part of their DPS, and working thier may make it easier to springboard into general LE work.
    Working in a prison requires three things - an ability to disbelieve everything anyone wearing orange says automatically, and the ability to think very fast on your feet. The most important? The ability to talk your way out of a situation fast. When there are 100 of them, and one of you, with a can of OC and a radio, the fasttalk skill can be very handy.
    Don't be nervous, working in a prison can be dangerous, but so is driving to WalMart, getting out of bed, or lany other job. It can be very rewarding, and boring. Thin like a fighter pilot...long periods of boredom punctuated by brief periods of intense excitement....
    If total government control equals safety, why are prisons so dangerous?

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    Good luck!

    Advise:
    1. Don't date the prisoners. #1 reason bailers lose there badge.

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    Thumbs up Congrats Justin

    It's a TOUGH job.
    Just be careful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim_Linch
    Good luck!

    Advise:
    1. Don't date the prisoners.
    No worries
    My girlfriend is already waiting for me down there. Shes going to the local college to be a dentist (cha-ching $$$)
    "There are more things on this planet with fangs, claws, poisons, and scales, than there are things that are warm, fuzzy, and full of love. It's just a simple fact." - James Keating

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    Never cross the line - be firm fair, and consistant. Never do ANYTHING out of policy for an inmate, no matter what. Policy will save your butt - learn it letter perfect. It will tick off the fellow staff who love to cut corners, are lazy, and don't give a crup anymore, but it will save you in the end.
    The worst thing is, you really have to watch out for your fellow staff more than the inmates. Stupid games like air samples in the pods, or the window press check. Sent anyone for an I. D. 10 T form? Or a F. 15 H? I always told them it was in the G.U.L. Able file....
    Then again, when you find out how decent this job really is, then it gets to be enjoyable. I like it.
    If total government control equals safety, why are prisons so dangerous?

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